A few weeks ago, an amazing opportunity presented itself. I was offered a position at the Schwob School of Music in Columbus, Georgia. It's a conservatory within a public university (Columbus State University), with beautiful facilities and amazing students, faculty, and administration. The school is located in the heart of Columbus' charming downtown area, and I am very pleased to announce that I accepted the offer. I will begin teaching at Schwob in Fall 2018.
I will always be grateful for the years I've had at Ball State, and the many experiences that have gotten me to this next chapter in my life. I wouldn't be the musician or pedagogue I am today had it not been for BSU, so many many thanks Ball State. I will miss my colleagues and friends and insanely amazing students (so so much!), but I very much look forward to this new challenge.
I'll have more to say about all of this as the semester draws to a close, but for now it's on to business as usual. If you're around Muncie and looking to hear some new music tonight, come on out to Sursa Hall this evening at 7:30 for the second concert of the 48th Annual Festival of New Music. Violet will premiere a work by BSU composer Dr. Amelia Kaplan, and I will perform a work with the BSU Women's Chorus, conducted by Dr. Kerry Glann. It's going to be a great concert. Free and open to the public, as always!